Hanukka, Hanukkah, Chanukah, Chanukkah, Hanucca, . . .

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Every year, for the past 43 years of doing the daily Dry Bones cartoons, I face the same mind-cracking question; how to spell the name of our eight-day Festival of Lights!

The Hebrew word Chanukah (or Hanukka, Hanukkah, Chanukka, Hanucca,) means dedication and it celebrates our re-dedication of our Holy Temple in Jerusalem after its having been defiled by the Syrian/Greeks occupiers. This year the first night of Hanukka ( Hanukkah, Chanukah, Chanukkah,Hanucca,) is December 24th. Have a happy!

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